Stop the Violence Now



Mourners view the body of  Haile Selassie High School Student Sheriefa Saddler, 14, at a Thanksgiving Service On February 24,.Saddler was kidnapped, murdered and her battered body thrown from a car on Lothian Avenue, Kingston 11 on January 30. (Photo ,caption and story compliments of Jamaica Gleaner).


Here is a link to the accompanying article:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130302/cleisure/cleisure4.html


                                              Mahogany Coconut Comment


We consider violence in one Caribbean country to be violence in all Caribbean countries. Hence we see violence , especially against women and children, as a problem in our Caribbean Nation. The easy access of guns and the failure of Caribbean Nation governments, continue to alarm progressive citizens , who know that our crime problems can be solved with firm leadership, and the depoliticization of our major crime enforcement agencies such as our police forces throughout the region.
While we recognise the limited resources which we have to fight crime and violence, we believe that on a daily basis, citizens are rapidly losing faith, in our collective governments, to properly and effectively manage the crime situation. We once again call for a collective and concerted effort from all Caribbean Nation governments to halt and where possible eliminate crime and violence.

Here is the link to another crime story:

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/COUSINS_KILLED-194417261.html






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